Exploring The Theme Of Revenge In William Shakespeare's Play

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At the beginning of this play there was absolutely nothing that happened besides Hamlet being a coward in killing his Uncle Claudius if he would have been like you know what I am going to go kill that guy I will get punished anyway it would have saved at least three acts that we would not have had to read. No instead Hamlet had to have a conscience and think about it. This is where the structure comes into play when is the right time when you have had enough monkeying around and get on with it and when does it happen too fast. You have to have the right balance when writing because you need details, but at the same time you do not to bore them with details. Shakespeare was fantastic at balancing out the play so the audience would get uninterested, …show more content…
This is not a new idea for Shakespeare considering almost all of his plays at least one of the main characters in the play dies. At the beginning of the play we see Hamlet the father’s ghost and he tells baby Hamlet that his brother killed him so he needed to seek revenge. Well, after Hamlet may or may not have accidentally stabbed Laertes dad Polonius Laertes thought that he should get revenge on Hamlet because he killed his father. So we have these two boys who want revenge and at the very end both of them die because of it. In this play we have revenge and we have tragedy and without these two things the play would have been so tedious because nothing would have happened in the entire thing. Imagine if at the beginning Hamlet said you know I do not need revenge I will just let Uncle Claudius get away with it; that would have been the end of the play and nothing would have happened. As for the tragic part of the play you do not want to see them die, but that is how he kept the play going and moving forward eventually if you run out of people to become factors in the play it will have be the end because there is nobody …show more content…
As it was said earlier there were a lot of things going on and if one of those actions would not have turned out the play would have turned in a completely different direction. If Hamlet would have never stabbed Polonius he would have never gotten into a fight with Laertes and Gertrude, Hamlet, Ophelia, Claudius, Guildenstern, Rosencrantz, and Laertes would not have died and Fortinbras would not have taken over the kingdom. Hamlet would have saved seven lived including his own if he would not have let his eagerness take over him or looked to see if it was Claudius or not before he goes around stabbing things. This is why structure is important it sets what kind of a play you want to have you can set and change the mood at any given moment and that is why Shakespeare is one of the most influential writers because he can manipulate his characters like play-doh. The structure of the writing is the key part in forming what you want out of your writing what kind of a mood or how you want it to

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